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Donovan Buchanan Walden

• Updated Jan 31, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Walden will be held Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Brother David Shannon officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, Feb. 1 from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Walden, age 23, born Jan. 9, 1991, passed away peacefully at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital on Jan. 30, 2014 after succumbing to illness. He will be dearly missed.

Donovan Buchanan Walden is survived by his parents, Preston and Deborah Walden, of Mt. Juliet. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Lois Walden, of Mt. Juliet, and Robert and Reba Davis, of Waverly.

Throughout his youth, he was involved in Mt. Juliet Challenger Little League baseball, Tennessee Special Olympics and the Shooting Stars Basketball League. In 2008, he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by Empower Me Day Camp in Lebanon. His other interests included bluegrass music, hunting, fishing and camping.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Empower Me Day Camp, P.O. Box 672, Lebanon, TN 37088.

Arrangements are by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2250 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, sellarsfuneralservices.com.